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Canadian Divorce Glossary
If you're considering ending your marriage, learning to speak the "language" of divorce in Canada is an important first step. Below you will find a brief glossary of terms related to the separation process. These definitions are overviews, provided to help you begin to understand what is involved in ending a marriage.
Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy is sometimes a result of a divorce. Bankruptcy does not affect any child support or spousal support payments, nor does it affect arrears of child support or spousal support. However, it will affect the property division.
Barrister - Another word for a lawyer. Originally, a lawyer who did only court work.
Beneficiary - Normally in a divorce, if child support is payable, you'll need to obtain life insurance with your spouse being the beneficiary in trust for your children.
Business Valuator - Normally in a divorce, if you or your spouse owns a business, it will need to be valued. A business valuator is a trained professional who does this.